The running meditation response: an adjunct to psychotherapy

Am J Psychother. 1978 Oct;32(4):583-92. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.1978.32.4.583.


The physical technique of slow, long distance running and the mental centering devices of T. M. are combined, using hypnosis in some cases, to enhance a "peak experience," or altered state of consciousness. Indications and contraindications to this technique are described for various psychiatric, psychosomatic and somatic syndromes, and its use as an adjunct to formal individual and group psychotherapy is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Physical Fitness
  • Psychotherapy*
  • Relaxation Therapy*
  • Running*
  • Time Factors